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attack since nine eleven this sunday of brothers who'd spent around half of their lives living in the u.s. are believed to have carried out monday's twin explosions which killed three and wounded more than one hundred days later they were traced and a fierce manhunt saw one brother dead and the other critically wounded he's now under armed guard and honest as he looks back at a week which had to boston in fear. mayhem took place here at an area still cordoned off at a sporting event that attracted tens of thousands of participants and thousands of spectators from all over the world two bombs went off just seconds apart from each other at the finishing line of the boston marathon the explosions were so strong maybe some debris flying tops ripping off people's lives leaving three people dead and over a hundred and seventy five people injured despite all of the money the united states spends on security it was a surveillance camera of a department store that helped pinpoint the two brothers behind the tragedy several memorials like this one have been set up throughout the city of boston to remember
the victims of the three people who died including an eight year old boy two young women a twenty nine and twenty three year old over a dozen victims remained in critical condition for several days many of them needing follow up surgeries despite having between the two suspects lived in an apartment on the third floor of this building in cam bridge now they came to the united states the two brothers of chechen origin back in two thousand and two the younger brother joe hart became a naturalized citizen on september eleventh last year the older brother had a green card dreams of joining the united states olympics boxing team to get a passport all of the people who knew them were shocked to find out that they're the suspects in the bombings bot law enforcement officials are saying that they had indications from the russian government to look into the identity of the older brother to milan he did in fact bring him in for questioning back in two thousand and eleven to try to establish any possible links to extremists groups at this time
the release the older brother and of course now following the days after the bombings at the finishing line of the boston marathon law enforcement has yet again tried to establish any possible links the brothers might have had with extremist groups after monday's bombings late on thursday afternoon the f.b.i. finally released photos of the two suspects the ended up coming out of their. fighting killing an mit officer hijacking a car releasing the person to whom that car belonged and got in a car chase with police the police officers said that the two brothers were throwing explosive devices out of their car and shooting over a dozen police officers were wounded as a result eventually the older brother twenty six year old to milan got out of the car to continue the shootout with the police officers the younger brother stayed in the car ended up running over his older brother getting a win the car which he eventually abandoned and was able to get away on foot in the meantime police officers captured to marilyn and took him to this hospital in
boston suffering multiple injuries this is where he died shortly after one thirty am on friday morning and then president a manhunt for joe hart continued for over twenty hours involving thousands and thousands of federal and local law enforcement officers were currently in watertown just several minutes outside of boston now law enforcement officials have established a perimeter in this area going from door to door trying to locate joe harz whereabouts where they ended up with finding him was just a block away from the area they were searching he was hiding out in one of the houses in this area in a dry docked boat a local neighbor in the person living in this area saw a blood trail and led police to the area where just car was hiding now a helicopter off the officials was also able using heat signature technology to locate joe hart hiding out in this boat even though he was covering himself up now
it's important to note that a two hour standoff and shootout between police and the heart continued eventually we know that there was negotiating attempts because the officials were very interested in getting him alive eventually they were able to arrest him take him into custody following his arrest your heart was taken to. the same hospital where his brother died also suffering severe injuries he's undergoing medical treatment under heavy security and officials are saying that the legal proceedings against him will begin as soon as he's able to communicate after a week filled with tragedy shock fear and a mass lockdown in the city of boston has breathed out a sigh of relief but locals want to see justice and find out the motives behind the terror rocks that made so many question the illusion of safety they have been living under mr marty massachusetts. the suspects families
claim that they had been under f.b.i. surveillance for the past five years and refuse to believe that the young men carried out the atrocity are to travel to the north caucuses where the brothers parents and now live to learn more about their background. that middle and sad and naive and amateur boxer who dreamt of representing his adopted country the united states he claimed to have no american friends but married a local woman katherine and they shared a daughter by contrast his younger brother john had a period well adjusted popular in high school and even won a college scholarship yet sadly they were revealed as the main suspects in the boston marathon bombings their father was the first to step up to claim his two boys who are set up i'm confident in my children's innocence and i'm not sure what have thought that only god knows no one in the household ever any weapons i think my children may have been frightened their mothers to be duds shared her biggest
suspicion telling r.c. their her family was under constant surveillance raising the question why her sons were not stopped if they were supposedly planning terrorism in our house nobody talked about the terrorism my son got involved in the reagan years ago he was told by a b i like by five he knew that they knew what my. what action what. we were going how could this happen how could they were conjoined we would never ever this is not my two sons are in front athletically chechen that same night family first moved from kyrgyzstan to dagestan a republican rushes north caucasus this is the house where the brothers parents live but now there is no one here it's not a nice family
a voicing any contact with the media neighbors here are in deep shock at the news does believe that any of this happening to the saturn i have family i know the brothers very well from the childhood we used to live in chechnya together i was the neighbor. then we moved here i know they couldn't have carried out the attack and they couldn't have been involved in it they spent most of their lives in the us studied the works that they didn't have any links with the hobbyists and other militants the youngest brother jihad on his space have the social network spent back to mansion at this school number one in my high school and none of those places where he used to study however here are very few people remember that seven lives brothers. the family came to darkest on in september two thousand and one with the boys from the old style school then they apparently managed to get papers to leave doc a stone they left in less than a year they didn't spend a long time here and they didn't grow up. in search of
a new law and annual missions indeed after a decade in the us so hard became an american citizen last year but in that time something or someone made the top of my brothers seemingly turned against the nation which gave them asylum and wish they'd spent the most significant part of their lives i do not question the artsy reporting from brushes that astound republic since nine eleven america's key national security policy has been to target terrorists abroad and thai war activist brian becker believes that this reliance on the military to keep the country safe has backfired domestically. since september eleventh the united states government has sent spent hundreds of billions of dollars for government security agencies right now i'm sure as happened after september eleventh private security companies are salivating over the new contracts that are are suing to come of course that is the business there is there's profits and even mega profits made by this kind of security apparatus there is no
indication that such an attack was coming so is it possible by the by by using military methods and security methods alone to stop terrorist attacks to protect society i don't think so we can see though that the u.s. policy at home and abroad as well is almost exclusively based on. towards security towards militarization towards the abrogation of civil rights and civil liberties which i think ultimately don't defend protect and make people more secure the revelation that the boston bombing suspects are of chechen origin has led to a quick shift in american attitudes towards the region on r.t. dot com we've got opinion on the standard u.s. portrayal of armed chechen groups as freedom fighters and how it has changed overnight to depict them new now as ferocious militants.
in the boston marathon attacks were not the only tragedy to hit the united states this week a powerful blast ripped through a small texas town on wednesday after a fertilizer plant caught fire at least fourteen people lost their lives most of them emergency responders and almost two hundred were injured. well you know i think you. know the explosion which is believed to have been an accident flattened entire neighborhoods in the town of west leaving several schools and a nursing home in ruins a spokesman for the texas department of public safety was at the scene and described what he saw. i can tell you i was there i walked through the blast area i searched some houses earlier tonight massive just like iraq just like the murray building in oklahoma city. exploded so you can imagine what kind of damage we're
looking out there. the disaster is believed to have been caused by ammonium nitrate and potentially explosive fertilizer stored at the plant in large quantities fears of a toxic leak and further blasts led to massive evacuation but now that people are returning to their homes there remains a question mark over how the plant slipped through the safety of inspectors dr jeffrey patterson from the school of medicine at university of wisconsin thinks federal regulations are protecting business interests at the cost of human life. there's been this montreaux that we have to deregulate we have to take away regulations so business can thrive and obviously we see examples like this or fukushima for example where when we do that we suffer the consequences in the end and so i think and we're seeing it with the environmental protection agency today where they are promulgating new regulations if there is another fukushima
attributable to that world all of the clean up to being much more lax than it currently is and not for people to be moved out of the area because of radiation damage so there's this tremendous move. to deregulate things to take away the powers of the e.p.a. and other regulatory agencies and i think that's a we're seeing now that that's a very dangerous precedent well revving up for revolt police in a bahrain a violently suppress anti-government protests accompanying the formula one grand prix as peaceful demonstrators call on the international community to acknowledge human rights abuses in the kingdom instead of racing cars. fierce clashes have marred the first two days of nicolas maduro his presidency as the opposition took to the streets of venezuela demanding a recount of the recent presidential vote that and more after a short break here on our to.
the international airport in the very heart of moscow. and welcome back you are with our team. nicolas maduro has taken the reins of power in one of the world's most oil rich nations he was sworn in as venezuela's president on friday but it's been a rough start for the chosen successor of the late hugo chavez as his narrow victory sparked post-election violence that left seven people dead the government blames the opposition for instigating the clashes which erupted when thousands of supporters of main rival took to the streets they demanded a total vote recount the country's top electoral body finally agreed to
a partial audit but cautioned that the poll result is altered was reversible dr william robinson a professor of sociology at california university says the protests that might be part of the ongoing effort to destabilize venezuela. this is not a new tactic on the part of washington and on the top of the owner. not any tactic on the part of the new of the venezuelan opposition and generally the far right in latin america which aligns with washington the idea is you have an all out to stud was and this civilization campaign this is simply another topic within that campaign there's been diplomatic isolation economic sabotage our military activity the attempted coup d'etat in two thousand and two massive us financing for the internal opposition including for property they say and for the organizations that he represents and so we see this very often when this election which is very close and when the united states wants to get rid of a government in this case the macdougall chavez with little governments around an
election it will launch violence and trying create chaos and instability and the united states will not recognize the results and this is the police that this is an incredible the proper syrian a part of u.s. foreign policy because mexico just had elections in which there was massive fall because mexico's a close ally of the united states it's the u.s. immediately recognized as the results in the group the charges by opposition that therefore they are such as no moral authority whatsoever to talk about the going to sort of them elections. and here are two we've got more analysis on the post chavez landscape in venezuela and what it could look like that's at r.t. dot com and don't miss out on our vision section there where you'll find a dramatic pictures from the recent protests that along with plenty of other stories waiting for you online. human race has a backup plan in case of disaster striking the earth dot com we have the story of scientists who have found a three earth like planets that may be able to support life.
detroit's streets could soon be cleared of the homeless but find out why the police's way of dealing with the issue is causing complaints and concern dot com for the full story. the checkered flag has come down on formula one's bahrain grand prix race which just hours before it began saw protests against the event being hosted in the country it followed days of massive protests leading up to the race by activists angry that it was being used to mask the gulf kingdoms of grave human rights abuses rallies for democratic reform have been ongoing for over two years now off and turning violent with more than seventy people killed on both sides the crackdown even extends to writing on twitter with the country's most famous human rights activist but behind bars for posting anti-government messages are reports now on his struggle. not long
before his imprisonment bahrain's most famous human rights campaigner was in london talking to another prominent activist and whistleblower julian a son so we came here to london's ecuadorian embassy which the wiki leaks founder has been calling home for some ten months now and want to have a chance about the man at the forefront of bahrain spreading democracy struggle i began by asking him why he was so keen to invite me over job for an interview on his exclusive t.v. show. brain has nine hundred thousand people. has one hundred fifty thousand twitter followers prize predominantly. the population of earth. since the arrest of a number of other activists in the brain in spring two thousand was never your red jacket. trying to present to the brains of the right was the most prominent voice for the brain spread speaking to julian assange. was unequivocal about his
determination to fight for democracy in bahrain if you have a goal and if you believed you did just still so you'll recall. you will want to overcome those. difficulties and you know that the changes that you are fighting for it's been good for hundred sixty years is not an easy thing to change. those changes you have to be willing to pay. my debts price might be your life for to be over a job that price has become is freedom three months after that interview was that he was sentenced to three years behind bars but according to a staunch keeping him in prison on the current charges is going to be increasingly difficult for the bahraini government. cartoonish form of despotism he did not resign on the same stand beside us or it's hard for the people with
that much courage who can. become. so i think is long term prospects accorded good amnesty international have labeled him a prisoner of conscience but unless the international community wakes up to abuses in bahrain there's little hope that maybe over jobs going to be tasting freedom any time soon. see london's ecuadorian embassy. now to some other international news in brief for you this hour the death toll from the massive earthquake in the southwest chinese province of sichuan has reached two hundred three with over eleven and a half thousand more injured damaged roads traffic jams and large aftershocks hampered the rescue operation the six point six magnitude earthquake struck the region on saturday morning in two thousand and eight a quake in the same province left more than seventy thousand people the.
demonstrators in new delhi have clashed with police on the second day of furious protests over the rape and torture of a five year old girl protesters vented their anger over allegations that police ignored the girl's parents complaints that their child was missing and demanded the city's police chief has stepped down meanwhile doctors say the young victim's condition has stabilized reports of violence against women have risen since the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus last december caused an outpouring of anger and a new numerous anti government rally. at least seventy four girls in the north of afghanistan have fallen sick after inhaling gas at their school several of the victims remain in critical condition officers of fear the schoolgirls might have been poisoned by ultra conservative activists opposed to female addict education since the taliban lost control of the country in two thousand and one women have one back of their right to education voting and
employment but sporadic attacks on female students continue to this day. london marathon runners have paid tribute to the victims of the boston bomb attacks sunday's race wasn't preceded by a thirty second silence the marathon taking in major london landmarks hasn't been held under intense security hundreds of police were out in force along the twenty six mile route helicopters patrolled the sky and everyone approaching the finishing line had to pass a security checkpoint organizers hailed a vis the thirty third annual race as the most successful ever and iraq at least two people have been killed and twenty seven wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a restaurant in the city of near the country's capital that's according to police saturday's provincial elections were marred by violence with bombs and mortar shells exploding it near polling stations injuring dozens more iraqis have cast their ballots in the country's first vote since u.s.
combat troops pulled out last year the election also took place against a backdrop of anti-government protests raging in a sunni dominated provinces where voting was postponed allegedly due to security concerns the new local authorities will have to cope with a country deeply divided along religious and ethnic lines and in the grip of fierce competition for its rich oil reserves. and off has more of that. they call them those who face death gong once guerrilla rebels fighting saddam for an independent kurdistan now an officially sanctioned force in iraq's semi autonomous kurdish region the peshmerga and the iraqi troops are supposed to be on the same side after all they're citizens of one country but for more than a year now here in northern iraq the two armies have been pitted against each other their weapons locked and loaded these peshmerga soldiers are on alert twenty four hours a day they're guarding the kurdish front line of the so-called disputed territory
now no iraq the soldiers are allowed beyond this point if either army advances if there's even a single misfire it could spark a new war we have enough forces in place and enough firepower for the peshmerga to defend against any surprises if for attacks of course we will retaliate at the heart of the disputed territory is cure kuku which both baghdad and the kurds say belongs to them. it's like a small version of iraq with sunni shia christians arabs and. it's this because. of. the other reason is. the oil fires illustrate the main reason that this land is so hotly contested kirkuk is sitting on an estimated ten billion barrels of oil and is responsible for a large chunk of iraq's current output that's enough to sustain an independent state should the kurds get their way and annex this disputed territory it's also enough to bankrupt iraq if the oil revenue is lost. that revenue makes up ninety
five percent of iraq's annual budget of more than one hundred billion dollars and there's a lot more money at stake the international energy agency says iraq could export a staggering five trillion dollars worth of oil over the next two decades the kurds and the central government are supposed to share these profits but they haven't been able to sort out how will the. transformed kurdistan into a boom town in the capital of arbil construction projects dot the landscape there are luxury malls and foreign investors are flocking here the region looks and feels like a different country and for the kurds that may be the ultimate goal but for now this is one iraq divided into two lucie county. reporting from the disputed territories in iraq well up ahead our team looks at an obstinate part of the u.s. that's a living by its own rules explored texas with us in just a minute right here.
the movie world war z z being first zombie which stars brad pitt as one hundred seventy five million dollar budget has been recalled by paramount executives not because this is probably yet another stupid violent zombie movie but because the chinese might get offended according to the wrap dot com china was supposed to take the blame for starting the evil zombie apocalypse this time but china becoming the largest foreign market for american movies made artistic integrity fly out the window to protect the bottom dollar as is tradition in hollywood this is not the first time that there has been pro-choice on the censorship in hollywood the remake of red dawn which was originally a cold war era a minstrel show against russians was supposed to show
a chinese invasion of america this time however they have changed it to north koreans who can't even defeat the us military in south korea let alone at an away game in the usa the thing that is interesting is not the censorship is the fact that they will censor movies for whoever's got a lot of cash culture the big markets won't be offended but countries with small markets will this is a complete prostitute mentality show that. loved any guy who's got bills in his palm you know i was always pretty sure there were a lot of prostitutes working in hollywood i didn't know they actually started making the movies but that's just my opinion. but then. they see yeah. regarding what the republic of texas was in eight hundred thirty six a number of people who had moved here from north america. at the invitation of the
mexican government to settle here they were being chased out by the new president of mexico was also a general of the army is there. and they had to defend themselves against santa ana there's armies that lasted for about a year but finally general sam houston leading these volunteers defeated santa ana at a place called sandhya sento and in defeating the president general of mexico they were able to force him to sign a treaty. the treaty formed a new nation so that he would never again come across the rio grande river to bother of the people in texas any more treaty also said. that the land of texas. belonged to the people who lived on the land of texas for ever and that's a treaty that.